I read a woman’s post on a forum where she had said that people had told her that at 37 she would be too old to care for her new baby. What kind of a person would say such a thing? And that too to a 37 year old pregnant woman?
I had my daughter when I was 40 years old and if someone had said something like that to me I would have given them a piece of my mind! People should mind their own business and if they can only say hurtful things, they should just keep quiet.
Having said that there are days that I feel too old to run after my toddler. But that has nothing to do with the fact that I’m 42 now, im sure even a 20 year old would feel the same way at times. Toddlers have the stamina to wear you out and everyone knows that. But I don’t have a choice. Whether I’m tired or not I’m the person responsible for taking care of her and I’m the one she will look to in times of need. The best thing I can do is to keep myself fit and healthy so I can do my job well. And that’s what every mother should be doing regardless of her age.
Its also important that I keep myself happy and take out time to do things for myself. Usually when my daughter naps I spend the time quilling (my new hobby). It makes me happy doing it and when I’m done I can appreciate the new piece I’ve created.
An interesting fact about my family is that my mom was also 40 when I was born. If she could do it, so can I!